Project Archive: OPAL: World Languages

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OPAL: World Languages
Subject: Language
Book Language: English, French, German, Spanish
Audience: Instructors and students of French, German, and Spanish 101/102 in Idaho and beyond!
Created date: February 27, 2020
Updated date: May 10, 2022
Target Release Date: 2021-05-01
• Attribution
Short Description:
GEM Guidebooks are curated collections of open educational resources
align with
the common learning outcomes maintained by Idaho’s General Education Committee
. These Open Guidebooks, once completed, will function as open rich collections of recommended OER to support instructors and students in general education courses.

Three Guidebooks comprise the initial run of the World Languages Series:

French 101/102 - Based in humor, music, and
German 101/102 - Derived from
Deutsch im Blick

Spanish 101/102 - Derived from multiple OER, improving organization around tenses
All World Languages Guidebooks consult
the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines
and emphasize practical, everyday grammar, vocabulary, and conversations in each language.
The faculty who are leading this effort
consult the
General Education Matriculation (GEM) learning outcomes for Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing
learning outcomes.